Issue 14445

Checklist generation for countries

Reporter: bko
Type: Feedback
Summary: Checklist generation for countries
Resolution: Duplicate
Status: Closed
Created: 2013-12-03 14:57:49.722
Updated: 2013-12-18 16:16:15.041
Resolved: 2013-12-18 16:16:15.007
Description: It'll be very useful for visitors to get checklists according to geospatial boundary, i.e. countries, sub-national administrative units, or protected area. Because it's almost a standard procedure to compile a species checklist in the beginning of a biodiversity investigation project for a certain area. This will demonstrate the value to local governments as the return of investment of funding GBIF. This will also provide a driving force to enhance the quantity and quality of occurrence data from countries.

What we could do is 1) to extract names from occurrence records in a given search; 2) construct the hierarchy to a full tree; 3) and express the result as a DwC-A for download. And to present the checklist on the portal, a web layer component will read the names in the DwC-A and 'print out' on the portal UI, following the academic conventions, or optionally a print friendly format for immediate use in any proposal or report.

Since the checklist regeneration should connect to any result of occurrence search, in the country page, we could have predefined sub-national boundaries for real-time occurrence filtering and checklist generation, so it's only a few clicks before I get a checklist of the XX National Park while I am visiting the country page of the Philippines, for example.

In the print out or on the page, we could insert the credit of GBIF data publishers, so users don't need to remember to credit GBIF.]]>

Comment: Duplicates POR-242
Created: 2013-12-18 16:16:15.038
Updated: 2013-12-18 16:16:15.038